Wichita State University

WSU Student Says She Got Vaccinated To Protect At-Risk Population

Feb 9, 2021
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Though the COVID-19 vaccine has only been offered in Sedgwick County to medical professionals and those 75 and older, some college students have already been vaccinated.

Kari Coster, a junior majoring in health management at Wichita State University, is one of the students who qualified for the vaccine in the early phases.

Coster works at a hospital, and when the vaccine was offered to her, she decided to get it because of the people she is constantly in contact with.

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College life at public universities in Kansas had one defining trait last semester: isolation.

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The Kansas Board of Regents formed a closed committee on Wednesday to recommend whom the Regents should select as Wichita State University's next president.

Wichita lawyer Dan Peare will chair the Wichita State University Presidential Search Committee. Peare earned two degrees at WSU. He also serves on the WSU Foundation Board of Directors and National Advisory Council.

Regent Allen Schmidt will represent the board on the committee alongside Regent CEO and President Blake Flanders.

The other committee members include:

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When Wichita University students Frank and Dan Carney opened their first Pizza Hut, they had simple ambitions.

"In 1958, we started it to pay our way through college," Frank Carney said in an interview from the 1970s, after the company had grown into the largest pizza restaurant chain in the world.

Frank Carney, a legendary Wichita entrepreneur, died Wednesday. He was 82.

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Wichita State University has parted ways with the winningest coach in its long basketball history.

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There will be no March Madness in Wichita next spring.

At-Risk Star Students Overcome COVID-19 Learning Restrictions In Wichita Program

Oct 26, 2020
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Even for the best and brightest students, remote learning in the midst of a pandemic can prove challenging.

Regardless of their past record, even high-performing students can find themselves struggling to stay focused, missing out on socialization and potentially veering off track.

Rick Muma Named Interim President At Wichita State

Oct 14, 2020
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The Kansas Board of Regents selected Wichita State University provost Rick Muma as the university's interim president.

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Wichita State University confirmed Friday that it is investigating allegations that men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall verbally and physically abused players and others associated with the program.

The Range | Oct. 9, 2020

Oct 9, 2020
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Kansas' first Muslim sorority began its first full year at Wichita State University this fall, despite the challenges of the pandemic. This week on The Range, we talk to the president of Mu Delta Alpha about the sorority is building sisterhood, and a better understanding of Islam.

Plus, the 2021 forecast for Wichita's economy is out, and while it's not all puppy dogs and ice cream, it does bring some good news — if we can keep the coronavirus under control.

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